Scout Picks

Gameweek 36+ Scout Picks draws on Chelsea and Man City triple-ups

Chelsea and Manchester City are the key teams for Fantasy managers to draw on for Gameweek 36+.

We have included a triple-up from both clubs in our latest Scout Picks selection which, as is usual right now, lines up in a 3-5-2 formation.

This time, we come in well under our budget of £85.0m, with a side costing just £79.4 – good news for those Free Hitting this week.

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope (£5.0m) is the Scout Picks goalkeeper once again as his quest for a first-ever Golden Glove goes on. He still has the highest number of clean sheets this season (14), is joint-top for shutouts kept at home (eight) and, since the Premier League restart has made more saves than any other shot-stopper (23). Meanwhile, Pope faces a Wolves attack in Gameweek 36+ that may have scored three times against a hapless Everton side but still has two blanks in the last three outings.

Defenders

Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.1m) goes into the Scout Picks as a fixture-option rather than a form one, but it’s a home game against Norwich. The Chelsea defence has caused plenty of problems for itself recently but the Canaries have scored just once since the Premier League restart and no longer have an opportunity to stay in the division. Meanwhile, Azpilicueta has three assists since Gameweek 30+.

There is the potential for attacking returns at both ends of the pitch for Lucas Digne (£5.8m) in Gameweek 36+. The Everton left-back is joint-top for chances created among defenders over the last four matches, while Aston Villa have drawn a blank three times across the same period.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) is the first component of our Manchester United double-up ahead of their trip to Crystal Palace. The Red Devils may have been breached in the Gameweek 35+ meeting with Southampton, but they still have two clean sheets from a possible three on the road since the Premier League returned. Wan-Bissaka’s former employers remain incredibly goal-shy at home, scoring just 14 times there this season (worst in the league), while the right-back himself has two assists in his last five outings.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) has been in scintillating form since the return of the Premier League. The Manchester City man’s hat-trick against Brighton brings his attacking returns total over the last six Gameweeks to nine, recording 10 points per game in that time. We’re backing Sterling to start against Bournemouth who, despite their big win last time out, still sit in the bottom three for goals conceded since Gameweek 30+ (13).

Despite failing to live up to the Gameweek 35+ hype, Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) keeps his place in the Scout Picks. He got a much-needed brief rest at the end of Manchester United’s draw with Southampton, so should be ready to start again on Thursday. Crucially, the Portuguese international has produced attacking returns in every away match since the Premier League restart, averaging 12.7 points across the three he has played in that time so far.

Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) looks the most likely Chelsea attacking midfielder to avoid Frank Lampard’s changes to the team following their 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United, which is why he gets the nod for Norwich’s trip to Stamford Bridge. Since the Premier League restart, the American has returned points in every single appearance apart from in Gameweek 35+.

Michail Antonio‘s (£7.0m) four-goal haul at Norwich was by no means a flash in the pan, the fulfilling of promising underlying numbers that earned him a place in last week’s Scout Picks selection. The West Ham midfielder gets back in again for Gameweek 36+ considering he ranks inside the Premier League’s top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the last four matches, producing a total of seven attacking returns in that time. Meanwhile, Watford are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home since Gameweek 22.

Phil Foden (£5.5m) is likely to be restored to the Manchester City line-up against Bournemouth, as he has started three of the four home matches since the Premier League return as was rested for the 5-0 win at Brighton. The young midfielder has been deadly at the Etihad Stadium too, producing five attacking returns there since Gameweek 30+ and unfortunate not to add to that in the recent win over Newcastle.

Forwards

A little over 60 minutes in each of Manchester City’s last two outings looks to be the precursor to another start for Gabriel Jesus (£9.8m) when Bournemouth come to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening. As is the case with Antonio, the Brazilian sits inside the Premier League’s top-three for shots in the box and big chances over the last four matches.

Chelsea’s poor showing without him against Sheffield United should see Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) come straight back into the team for Norwich’s visit to Stamford Bridge. Ahead of facing such an obliging defence, the Frenchman has three goals in four starts since the Premier League restart.

Substitutes

Dean Henderson (£5.2m) can certainly rack up the save points for his owners in Gameweek 36+. As he prepares to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium, he has made the second-highest number of stops since the Premier League returned, behind only Pope.

Willy Boly (£4.8m) deserves consideration for Gameweek 36+ with a trip to Burnley on Wednesday evening. The Wolves defence remains the best for conceding big chances over the last four, no time allowing fewer than them in that time.

Kortney Hause (£4.4m) and the recently improved Aston Villa defence face an Everton attack devoid of goals right now. The central defender has the second-highest number of shots in the box of any of his team-mates over the last four matches.

Mason Greenwood (£4.9m) remains a decent option for Gameweek 36+ despite his blank last time out. Still offering great value, he could benefit from Crystal Palace’s poor defence as well as Fernandes.

The Captain

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek is usually known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

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2,797 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RVP 20
    3 months, 9 days ago

    on a FH..

    D.Silva or Son?

    1. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      D. Silva

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Son for me

    3. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Surely D. Silva?

    4. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Aurier to Baldock straight swap for free... yes or no??

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Can't afford Digne? Or wait and see if Reece James starts.

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Eagan or Enda for me

  3. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed...7.1mio itb

    Would you take -4 hit to get Pulisic for my 4.1 mid and bench Jiminez?

    Team is
    Pope
    Doherty, digne, Maguire
    Bruno, Sterling(c), KDB, foden
    Jiminez, DCL, Greenwood

    1. dr.No88
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pulisic for C

      1. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I don’t think Chelsea will go for a 3-0/4-0 type victory ... so rather have Sterling

    2. DRINKWINE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wondering the same and then bench DCL...

      1. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        DCL vs Villa is better I think than Jiminez vs Burnley

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes because then Jimi plays too for KdB

  4. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Guys, should I bench Greenwood or Vardy? Currently have Vardy benched

    Henderson
    TAA Aurier AWB
    KDB Sterling Bruno Foden Antonio
    Ings Greenwood

    Bench: vardy and 3.9m

    Please reply, thanks!

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'd say Greenwood. Leicester need a win and Vardy will surely be involved in goals.

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Play the golden booth

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sorry just to be sure do you mean play Vardy?

  5. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Guys really need some help with what to do with this lot?

    1FT 0.3itb

    Martinez (Button)
    TAA Saiss AWB (Lascalles Simpson)
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez Pulisic
    Vardy Jimenez (Greenwood)

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    RP. Who scores more over next 2?

    A) Jesus (BOU, wat)
    B) Vardy (SHU, tot) +4pts

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If Jesus plays. Jesus.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Big if for a -4 though!

    2. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Tough one... i think Jesus gets benched in 1 so will keep Vardy

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        This

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks mate. Feels safer!

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Tricky. Jesus probably just over the 2 games. Very unsure though mate. What you reckon to mine below?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Just a big risk for a hit when he may not even start. Think I’m gonna stick...

  7. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bench Greenwood or Vardy

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Golden booth

  8. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling 60mins / 30mins
    Pulisic / Willian both may play 60mins only?
    Foden 90 minutes.

    Who to captain??? Foden is very safe but Sterling is very exciting tho

  9. greggles
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    thoughts on this free hit team much appreciated.

    Pope
    Digne / Azpilicueta / AWB
    Salah / Sterling / Foden / Willian / Martial
    Jesus / Giroud

    Subs: Martinez / Greenwood / Diop / 3.9

    Chasing a 77-point gap in minileague and going for diferentials (he has Pulisic, Fernandes, KDB). Any thoughts?

  10. fridge
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Nervous not having Salah but think my FH is complete - any glaring errors?

    De Gea
    TAA. Digne. Azpi
    Sterling. Foden. Bruno. Martial. Pulisic
    Jesus. Ings

    Fodder. Stephens. Joelinton. Lamptey

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      going without salah is perhaps the glaring error?

  11. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Last FH decisions (one from each):

    1) Pulisic
    2) Willian

    a) Dilva & Salah
    b) Sterling & Antonio

    1. fridge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      1 aaaaaand toss a coin

    2. dr.No88
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      1
      B

  12. Gw287
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Not sure how it came to this

    Bench Son away to Newcastle or greenwood away to palace??

  13. InSaneMan-e
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hi guys. Would you do nketiah-->Giroud for -4. That would mean Greenwood benched. Current team below

    Pope
    TAA azpi Doherty (Saiss Lamptey)
    Bruno Martial Son DSilva Pulisic
    Vary Greenwood (nketiah)

  14. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I think RLC might get a chance ahead of Pulisic tonight. If Puli starts tonight and sunday in the FA Cup, it’s 6 starts in 18 days, 1 game every 3 days. Norwich home seems ideal to give him a rest. RLC can do a job, so can CHO.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      We get team new early don't we, Dilva on stand by

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nah. Pulisic minutes haven’t even been managed

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      They need to win, and just got beat 3 nil. More likely to start, and come off around hour mark.

  15. VinMar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bench 1

    a.) Mane,
    b.) Foden
    c.) Giroud
    d.) Ings

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Foden

  16. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Doherty or Digne??

    1. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Digne

  17. Pulisic 4 President
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    G2G or should I make a change? 3.2 itb and 1 FT

    Martinez
    Doherty AWB Aurier (Taylor, Lascalles)
    KDB Bruno Pulisic Willian Antonio
    Vardy Rashford (Jota)

    Anywhere to improve here? Or roll it over so I have 2 FT next week. Using FH gw38+

  18. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    FH team

    Pope
    AWB Digne Azpi
    Sterling Bruno Antonio Pulisic
    Giroud Jesus Greenwood/Ings

    What would you do with 9.8ITB left?

    1. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Scared Jesus wont play

      1. Gooner97
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Who's going to start then?

    2. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why Antonio over Silva?

  19. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Captain choice is impossible this week

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Agreed!

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Its actually easy. Sterling

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Does Sterling start though 100%?

  20. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Jesus or Bruno for the armband? Not sure I’m trusting Jesus to get enough minutes for the armband..

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno then

  21. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bench Ings or Vardy?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy

  22. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Imagine the scenes on here if Sterling as well as KdB,

    Along with Mahrez and
    ... Jesus are benched.

    With the first 2 rested outright.

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      That'll be superb. VC on Foden. Ings on standby

  23. Tibbs
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    bench one:

    1) Greenwood (cry)
    2) AWB (cry)
    3) Doherty (bur)

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      awb

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Agree

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      AWB

  24. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    think im jsut going to cap Salah this week, was on Rashford but mind changed

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Last check?

    A. KDB >> Sterling(C)
    B. Vardy >> Jesus
    C. Jimmy >> Giroud
    D. Any 2 of the above for -4!

    Martinez
    TAA • Doherty • Holgate
    Salah • Martial • KDB • Bruno • Foden
    Vardy • Jimmy
    (3.9, Greenwood, Lascelles, Kiko)

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      KdB to Antonio worth a consideration

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I did A. Let’s go mate!!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Haha nice! What about Giroud in for -4? Not worth it?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Only for a week. Will it pay off.... no clue!?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Probably not

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Or I FH and get Puli, Sterling, Jesus, Giroud

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I’m still debating this but feels like I’d only be doing it under pressure as the deadline approaches!

  26. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who is going to be the most popular captain pick among the top 10k?

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Puli or Bruno

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno probably or Puli, but I

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        dont think enough people actually own Puli to make him the most popular

  27. V-2 Schneiderlin
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    huge support for Pulisic on here but Willian has had greater hauls (4 x double digits) in recent weeks - why not Willian instead looking at their recent history?

  28. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any predictions for Burnley vs Wolves ?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      0-0

      1. joker14
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Hope you're right mate, i have Pope, Doherty, Saiss and possibly Taylor/Bardsley.

  29. Zanainem
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Why scoutpicks prefer problably bench 30m Sterling to 90m DSilva?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It's a mystery...

      Group think?

      Pep's benching 5 or 6 of his starting team v Arsenal in the FA Cup semi final!

  30. jaywills
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) Aurier, Mahrez, Jiminez -> Reece James, Pulsiic, Jesus
    B) Aurier, Jiminez -> Digne, Ings